Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to jap0nica)
What OS do you have; your profile doesn't match your post?
If you cannot (or are unwilling to) disable Java altogether then you may find it best to upgrade to Snow Leopard. There are updates in Snow Leopard that solve some problems with Java.
A little reading, though perhaps not specifically to your problem
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to jap0nica)
Java 6 is the same in Snow Leopard.
Whatever your problem, Java is the least likely cause.
Incidentally, the updates improve Java by disabling it!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to noondaywitch)
Java is almost ASSUREDLY my problem and without it, I can't play online scrabble, so disabling it would defeat the purpose! Firefox hangs for one scrabble site only. The browser doesn't crash but stops responding and sometimes I have to wait 1-2 minutes for my scrabble board to load. It uses something called Java Fast Rack. No other website crashes in Firefox.
I have read reams of similar complaints for close to two years and no one has ever been able to solve this problem. That is why I thought I would upgrade Java. But I can't do it with Leopard, I would have to upgrade to Lion.
I do not wish to change browsers. In every other respect, I like Firefox.
PS I have edited my profile to show my correct OS
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to jap0nica)
Okay, so when you say Leopard, you mean Snow Leopard; there is a difference and hence my original reply.
Assuming you have updated the OS 10.6.8 you have (there was an update for Java recently) you could try writing to the developer to see if they have similar reports. I can understand your frustration; I like Scrabble too.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to seventy one)
Could I prevail upon you to provide me with a link to the developer? Much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to jap0nica)
Where did you buy it from? What is its' full name? Most apps specify their background in an 'On line help or preferences' section.
Then Google what you find. Most Apple apps have the same facility. I'll have a dig for you if you run into difficulty.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to jap0nica)
Could I prevail upon you to provide me with a link to the developer?
Now I'm confused. What developer? I thought we were talking about a web site using FireFox.
If there is a Java problem then it would involve the web site developer. You should contact them (surely you know the link to that site) and ask if they have done anything that requires Java 7. If they have it would be very unusual as most users that upgraded to Java 7 found out that the web site(s) they use no longer worked and had to revert. Normally a web site developer is slow to update and attempt to make it backward compatible as they realize that will cause problems.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to MadMacs0)
Sorry I misunderstood. When you suggested I contact the developer, I thought you meant the Java site. I have already exchanged voluminous correspondence with the scrabble site, who keep insisting it's my browser's fault. And yet I have no difficulties with another scrabble site, where the boards load quickly.
I guess the newest Java would not solve the problem and perhaps only make it worse. Guess I'll go on living with this annoying problem. In the time it takes for my tiles to load, I can make a pot of coffee. Can't do anything that involves Firefox in its deep freeze.